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There are many remarkable people around us in Hong Kong. Some of them are unsung heroes dedicated to helping others and contributing to a bigger cause. And others may have overcome adversity to achieve their personal best, demonstrating astonishing willpower and an optimistic, can-do attitude. Through its community projects and the Charities Trust’s donations to charities projects, the Club has played a supportive role in their heartwarming and inspiring stories. Here we salute these remarkable individuals and share their positive values of life.

A Life Philosophy of “Dare to lose” – Ron Lee
11/2017
Ron Lee
Director, Community Relations and Marketing, Hong Kong Sports Institute

In a society that advocates “winning at the starting line”, any victories and losses there seem to determine the course of our entire life.

Former fencing athlete Ron Lee, however, believes differently: “ ‘Losing at the starting line’ is how athletes ultimately get to win – because there can only be one winner.”

Now 50, Ron was an active fencer in the 1980s and has won numerous medals as a member of the Hong Kong men’s foil team. As the first Asian fencer to win a medal in Europe, he helped to open up a new horizon for Hong Kong’s fencing sport. Ron recalls when he first started fencing, the coach took him out of regular training after just one semester, but this only ignited his desire to excel. “I worked the hardest I ever did, not for victory, but to prove I am capable. I therefore owe my success to my failure to be selected as a member of the team.”

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